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2020 goals

Published January 1, 2020

2020 goals

This seems to be a bit of a tradition now, making a handful of resolutions on this blog for the coming year. I try not to put too much pressure on myself to achieve these things, because twelve months is a long time and who knows where we’ll all be at the end of it? But sometimes it’s nice to have some guidance, so I’ve got some more for 2020.

2019 goals

Published January 1, 2019

2019 goals

I’ve seen a lot of debate recently about the usefulness of new year’s resolutions - are we putting too much pressure on ourselves? Are we pushing for hard to achieve activities when we should be revelling more in what we have and who we are? I think there can be an element of this and I can respect those who don’t care for a resolution one way or the other. I personally think, however, that it’s a great time of year to consider what you’ve done and what you might like to do in the coming months.

Friday Five – Tips to stick to your resolutions

Published January 5, 2018

Friday Five – Tips to stick to your resolutions

We’re a week into 2018, and if you made New Year’s Resolutions you will either be celebrating one week down, 51 more to go, or you will be disappointed that you’ve let them slide already. Either way, I thought it was a good time to share the tips that motivate me to stick to habits. New habits are hard, they don’t always stick, I’m not perfect, and that’s why this reminder is as much for me as guidance for anyone else.

2018 goals

Published January 1, 2018

2018 goals

It’s this time of year that people start talking about making resolutions. I’m guilty of it too, and I always have those thoughts rolling around my head for New Year: eat less, move more, write more, do more, be better. This year I was all ready to get specific again, and then I realised, it’s not about those measurable goals. Sure, I have plenty of things I want to achieve in 2018 but the overarching thing that I, and the world, needs is not a list of my boring plans.

2017 Watch achievement unlocked!

Published January 10, 2017

2017 Watch achievement unlocked!

Apple’s limited edition January-only new year’s activity badge worked it’s magic in our household. The first available week, Mr C and I were both working on maxing out our activity rings each and every day, and it got a bit competitive. beat @mrschristine to the "ring in the new year" activity challenge by one hour. was a fine week long battle#crushedit pic.twitter.com/1KZQ5hw3F4 — Sidepodcast (@sidepodcast) January 8, 2017 Turns out when a badge is limited edition, it really does have a motivating effect.

A new year means a productivity reboot

Published January 2, 2017

A new year means a productivity reboot

Although I’ve stopped making specific New Year’s Resolutions (for the most part), there’s always one thing that I try and reboot each January 1st and that is being organised and staying productive. Whether it is trying out a new task list software, or actually finding a use for the notebooks I buy when I raid stationery shops, it is really difficult to end the year in the cool, calm state I start it.

Watch for those New Year's Resolutions

Published December 28, 2016

Watch for those New Year's Resolutions

Apple have presented Watch users with a new challenge for January, hoping to encourage people to stick to their new year’s resolutions and get active. A notification on the watch this week highlighted a new and unique badge that can be earned during January 2017 by completing the activity, stand and exercise rings for a full week Monday to Sunday. It’s harder than it sounds, particularly if you’ve spent Christmas lounging on the sofa, but it’s totally doable and I love, love, love the motivation a standalone badge can give you.

Write, write, write

Published January 7, 2016

Write, write, write

Maggie, aka Mighty Girl, is one of the reasons I started my own Life List many moons ago, and I’m always interested to see her take on resolutions, goals and achievements to undertake. Whilst her resolutions this year may be minimalistic, they are none the less inspiring, particularly this one about putting pen to paper/finger to keyboard. Write and write and write and write. It’s like talking, as much as you want, about whatever you want, but no one has to listen to you!

More film stuff than you can shake a stick at

Published March 24, 2010

More film stuff than you can shake a stick at

I apologise for the multitude of Film Watch posts recently. I’ve been trying to catch up and sometimes it’s just easier to sit down and schedule a load of posts for the following few days. One of my New Year Resolutions was to reach Film Watch 50, and I think that is going to be achieved fairly soon. Perhaps after that I can work on the going outside thing. I also wanted to point film fans towards Lukeh’s review posts.

Smarter than your average resolutions

Published December 31, 2009

Smarter than your average resolutions

Try five new foods Complete the archives of this site Make that fish video Reach Film Watch 50 Go outside more Okay, the last one isn’t exactly quantifiable, and that is the key to achievable goals, but still, it’s an aim. I’m keen to hear your resolutions, if you have any.